- a short, sleeveless coat of mail.
Examples from the Web for habergeon
Historical Examples of habergeon
The sword of him that layeth at them cannot hold the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
"I can tell thee that mine are blunt for want of use," retorted a comrade, hammering busily at a broken link in his habergeon.Sarchedon
G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Habergeon, ha-bėr′je-un, n. a piece of armour to defend the neck and breast.
Every free layman having ten marks in chattels shall have a habergeon, iron cap, and lance.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.Chaucer for Children
Mrs. H. R. Haweis
- a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
Word Origin for habergeon
- a variant of habergeon